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Brent landlord fined under new HMO scheme

A rogue north west London landlord has become the first to be fined under Brent Council’s new landlord licensing scheme.  Douglas Gerard-Reynolds was found guilty of ... Full story

Rents up 15 per cent over Parliament

Residential rents have risen by 15.2 per cent since May 2010, 3.6 per cent beyond CPI inflation. Over the course of this parliament, average rents in ... Full story

House of extreme multiple occupation

A former cage fighter has been caught housing up to 40 people in a squalid five bedroom house in a bid to exploit the benefit ... Full story

Buy to let rates rise

Buy to let mortgage rates have risen in the last two months with the average fixed rate for a now 3.86 per cent according to ... Full story

Two months left to register deposits

Landlords with long standing tenancies must register deposits by the 23rd of June or face a penalty of £3,600.  A 90 day amnesty is being run ... Full story

Councils offer cash payments to landlords

Landlords are being offered cash payments of up to £4,000 to accommodate homeless families due to a shortage of social housing.  Many councils across London and ... Full story

Council to become private landlord

Edinburgh council is set to move into the private landlord business, with up to 1000 houses being built each year for commercial rent.  City chiefs have ... Full story

Glasgow council start licensing spot checks

Council licensing staff in Glasgow will now be able to make spot checks on properties which have a licence in order to ensure that they ... Full story

TSB to expand through broker

TSB Bank is expanding the sale of its buy to let mortgages via an intermediary service with London and Country.  In a bid to increase its ... Full story

Retirees move to buy to let

Over half of retirement savers say that they would consider investing or are already investing in buy to let in order to increase their income ... Full story

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